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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Photographer Jeff Wall's Battlefield Photo Sells for $3.6 Million, Sets Canadian Record

A gruesome, large-scale battlefield picture of conversing corpses by acclaimed Canadian photographer Jeff Wall has smashed the artist's all-time price record and become the single most valuable photographic artwork ever produced in this country.

The 1992 photograph titled Dead Troops Talk, in which Wall set up a macabre scene showing a group of Soviet soldiers talking to each other after being killed in the Soviet-Afghan war in 1986, sold Tuesday for more than $3.6 million at a Christie's auction in New York. [vancouver sun]

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Photographer Jeff Wall discusses his artistic process.

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